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Improve Your Decision Making: Lessons from the early Antarctic Explorers

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We are pleased to welcome to Interesting Talks: Brad Borkan, the co-author of a remarkable new book called: When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic.

When Your Life Depends on It has been endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the greatest Polar explorer in our lifetime!

Join this exciting talk and come away with powerful techniques to improve your decision making skills.

Brad’s talk, complete with original expedition photographs, puts you right into the action of the true, harrowing, life-and-death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers like Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Mawson.

While we might not be pulling sledges across Antarctica in the early 1900s, his book reveals amazing lessons in leadership, team work, and sheer grit and determination that can help all of us make better decisions in our lives today.

The talk includes;

• Unforgettable adventure stories about the challenges and decisions facing the early Antarctic Explorers – Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Mawson.

• Come away with powerful techniques to improve your own decision making – at a personal, as well as business or team, level.

• Confronting adversity

• Building effective teams

• Succeeding against all odds

Speaker: Brad Borkan

Brad’s interest in polar history started when he picked up an Antarctic book at the age of 8, at the local Public Library. Brad has a graduate degree in Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and has a fascination in how people and businesses can make better decisions. Brad has presented at Antarctic conferences in Norway, Ireland and the UK and appeared on cable TV in the US, and on internet radio talk programs.

Recently Brad presented to 500 top employees of a Fortune 100 company using the ideas in the book. The book is co-authored with David Hirzel, a California-based Antarctic historian.

Website: http://www.extreme-decisions.com Twitter: @PolarDecisions

In appreciation of the value of Interesting Talks, Brad will be offering signed copies at a lower price than on Amazon.

What the critics say:

About the book:“Absolutely inspiring. To me this should be required life reading.” Jean Bartlettlong, -time Arts and Features Correspondent, Pacifica Tribune, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury

About the presentation:“An enthralling, engaging session, packed with insights.”Chris Page, Brand engagement & Event production, London